The Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment was appointed to consider the development and implementation of national policy for the built environment.
Planner-geographer Mark Tewdwr-Jones is a member of the Global Urban Research Unit at Newcastle University and one of the UK's leading authorities on planning, land use, and historic and contemporary urban change.
Professor Tewdwr-Jones' talk covered the following suggestions:
- The importance of long term perspectives for planning and to see planning as a way to engage citizens
- The need to reinvigorate strategic spatial thinking as an essential part of any city region devolution
- Consider linking planning with place and well-being and health/ageing agendas
- Look to see what individual places and universities are doing in the planning field that are innovative
- Celebrate existing work between planning and schools to get pupils to think about their own place and the future of it.
You can watch a recording of the event on Parliament Live TV, which is also available for audio download.
published on: 13 July 2015